Washington Post

What a U.S. TikTok ban could mean for users and employees

Trump says TikTok is a national security threat because of its owner, Beijing-based ByteDance. TikTok insists it does not share U.S. information with the Chinese government. Foto: AP/Imagechina

A 45-day clock is ticking down to a TikTok ban across the United States, a move that is certain to frustrate millions of users and sow confusion for employees and business partners.

Unless the U.S. portion of TikTok is scooped up by an American company (Microsoft, are you listening?) during the next five weeks, the short-form video app will be banned in the country beginning the week of Sept. 20 under an executive order issued by President Donald Trump in early August...

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